One of APN’s goals is to improve the scientific and technical capabilities for high-quality research that provides underpinning scientific support for policy-makers and policy-making processes. APN believes that research must involve local scientists and that they must be given the capacity to continue their research and analyze and utilize their research outcomes. Further, APN strongly believes enhancing capacity at the young and early-career stage will provide sustainable benefits to the Asia-Pacific region. With this mission, APN introduced the first proposal development training workshop (PDTW) in 2008 under its capacity development agenda. Since then, APN has been conducting PDTW in various parts of the region. Starting from 2014, PDTWs are conducted annually, rotating among APN sub-regions.